SATURDAY | 6.15
PARTY LIKE IT'S PROM
Ah, high school. For many of us it’s a drag. It’s a time of heartbreak, confusing emotions, math with letters in it and a ton of Shakespeare. (To be or not to be? Why dost thou care?) When prom comes around, it’s just about the only thing to look forward to—that is until your so-called best friend, Jeffery, leaves with your one true love. (We’re still waiting for your call, Penelope.) Just us? Still, prom was pretty fun—so much so we went twice. Maybe you went all four years, you weirdo. Maybe you’d like to go more (that’s OK; there’s no judgment here). That’s where Flagstaff’s annual Adult Prom comes in. We’re not entirely sure how long Adult Prom has been going on, but our guess is, presumably, as long as adults have been around. Every year the Orpheum Theater hosts the event, and every year Flagstaffians dress in their best fun, funky or formal outfits for the best party in town. This year, attendees can dance the night away to the tunes of DJ BicFlicky, preserve their memories in an old-fashioned photo booth and imbibe in the multitude of drink specials featuring local libations. What better way to get the party moving than with northern Arizona’s own The Naughty Bits. Featuring fresh medleys and fun mash-ups of everything from Spinal Tap and Sly & the Family Stone to ‘80s New Wave like The B-52’s and Talking Heads, The Naughty Bits have been spicing up Flagstaff's live music scene with their brand of glam-rock and funk covers. Relive your blunder years Friday night at the annual Adult Prom at the Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Ave. Doors at 8:30 p.m., party at 9 p.m. $8.50, plus fees. This ain’t your high school prom. This event is for ages 21 and up. www.orpheumflagstaff.com
FRIDAY | 6.14
Zoom zoom, spin spin. Calling all bipeds to hop on to their bicycles and head to downtown Flagstaff’s Wheeler Park, 212 W. Aspen Avenue, on Friday, June 14, for the annual BIKE PARTY Summer Edition. BYOBike and be prepared to take a communal, safe, fun, hyped, energized (you name it) cruise through the streets we all love so dearly. Lights, water bottles and helmets are each encouraged. This will be an event for the young, old and in between and is free and open to the public. BIKE PARTY kicks off at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/2276138422476758/
FRIDAY | 6.14
DANCING BEARS AND FLYING PIGS
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Where would we be without the music of The Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd, without David Gilmour’s soaring guitar solos and Jerry Garcia’s psychedelic wizard-y way with words? Listening to Boz Scaggs, that’s where. And that’s not a diss on Scaggs’ blue-eyed jazz, but c’mon. From Mars Hotel, American Beauty, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here. These albums continue to serve as inspiration for generations of musicians, artists and free-thinkers. And if you thought listening to those bands individually was far-out enough, you haven’t even considered Dead Floyd. The Fort Collins-based band has spent a decade celebrating the music of two of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest bands through one mashed together, high-energy tribute act. This Friday, Dead Floyd eclipses the Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Ave., for one special night, with openers The Harvest. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $14. www.orpheumflagstaff.com
MONDAY | 6.17
LIKE A BIG PIZZA PIE
Wolves howl at it, it determines tide and harvest, Neil Young sang about it, Frank Sinatra sang about it, Pink Floyd has an album dedicated to its dark side. That’s correct, folks, we’re talking about the moon. In Flagstaff, this luminous orb not only shines particularly bright but has been specially celebrated over the last year. Flagstaff’s Lunar Legacy, which marks 50 years since the moon landing (and that famed Neil Armstrong footprint, of course), has brought several lunar and space-related events to town, and is bringing still more over the summer months when the temperatures for stargazing and moon-viewing are nothing short of ideal. One of those events is Library Lunacy: Full Moon Over Lake Mary, which takes place every full moon at the Upper Lake Mary parking lot and boat dock beginning at 6 p.m. The upcoming full moon will be on Monday, June 17, so bring your own picnic and/or something to throw on the grill and enjoy a night of arts and crafts, food, games and night-sky gazing, hosted by the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, find the event on Facebook.
THE COLOR OF FLAGSTAFF
What colors do you think of when you think of Flagstaff? Is it the perfect sky blue of a cloudless summer day? Or the pine-green blanket stretched across the Coconino National Forest? Or maybe it’s the neon pinks and reds of motel and restaurant signs near downtown. Maybe the colors we think of when we think of Flagstaff do not come from the surrounding world. Rather, they come from the artists who reside here, who give life to our mountain town with the stroke of a brush, the stillness of a photograph or the contour of a sculpture. Enter Local Color 2019, a biennial exhibit featuring a diverse range of styles and media from local artists, including paintings, photography, ceramics and more. This year, the exhibit features Joe Cornett Sr. and sons, Jason Hess, Talaina Kor, Cazo Seronde, Yoa Bo, Sydney Smith and more, totaling 16 artists. The only rules for the exhibit are that participating artists must be local and cannot have participated in a previous Local Color exhibit. Visit the Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Friday night from 6-8 p.m. for the opening reception of Local Color. The exhibit will be on display June 18 through July 27. For a full list of participating artists and viewing times, visit www.flagartscouncil.org